One Man's Gadget
TOM: Well, the little gadget that you have been referring to is none other than the cellular phone. And yes, my car does have a cellular phone and I don't know the second part -- his name and all that stuff -- does he prefer HBO...
RAY: Of course it wasn't the cellular phone - it was the car radio.
RAY: Hard to believe, huh?
TOM: Yeah. And I was thinking that was the beginning -- and I agree with the distraction theory -- and it's interesting...
RAY: That was the beginning of the...
TOM: That was the very first thing put into a car that was not directly related to driving the car.
RAY: And they should never have allowed it because it opened the floodgates.
TOM: It opened the floodgates and now we have jerks eating bowls of cereal while they drive, talking on the phone, getting faxes, playing with their newtons... Yeah. You got it.
TOM: And all because of whoever this guy was which would be part B. Who was he?
RAY: Bill Lear, who of course is best known for inventing the Lear Jet and forming a huge corporation, Lear Incorporated. He's now left us. You may channel with him if you like -- he's on HBO tonight.
TOM: I will do that.
TOM: Yeah. Oh, now you are going to ask who's the winner.
RAY: Who's the winner? You don't know that? You don't have that part at the ready, do you?
TOM: I don't. No. Well I got it here. Wow I can't pronounce this. The winner is Dean Soclaeben (SP?) Wow!
RAY: How about Sock-Layben?
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